I have collected vintage Fair ribbons and Trophies for a long time.......
When Fair time came around this year, I drug my tote of treasures out like I always do and proceeded to add ribbons to the "livestock" I had in vignettes around the house.
As I was playing with my ribbons and trophies, I realized that over the years I had went from collecting the bright blue and red ribbons to being drawn to the ribbons in pretty pastel colors
So, I decided to create a County Fair Cabinet this year featuring the soft colors that I use to decorate our home with year round
Since I collect Trophies only for my own personal enjoyment, it doesn't bother me to give them a makeover. Their dark wood stands have a nice coat of pink paint on them now
With all the mirrors in the cabinet, I can't tell you guys how hard it is to get a close up of anything without getting a hand, arm, or the black camera in it.....lol!
Our State Fair doesn't start until September, so I will leave my Fair Cabinet up until after that. Then, the fall decorating will officially commence
I like visiting the Livestock Barns at the Fair....
But my real love lies in the Art and Quilt Barns.....
So when I was creating my County Fair Cabinet, I knew it had to be filled with plenty of art work.
My first thought was to put beautiful Floral paintings in the cabinet, but settled in on the Farm Animals instead.
Since I didn't want to try to attach ribbons to my art work, I made free standing awards for them
I think I should have a little get together with friends and family to kick of the County Fair...don't you?
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